DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service
Indian Health Service|
Rockville MD 20857
To: Area Directors
FROM: Acting Director of Headquarters Operations
SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority to Establish Workweeks and Work Schedules
Authority Delegated and To Whom
1. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the Director of
Headquarters Operations by the Director, Indian Health
Service (IHS) , on JUL 24 1995 , I hereby delegate to the
Area Directors, for employees in their Areas, the
a. Establish or change the working hours for full-time
b. Make exceptions to the basic workweek of five consecutive
8-hour days Monday through Friday for full-time employees
in the organization in order to establish work schedules
to begin on any day of the week, or to establish the
first 40 hours of duty performed within a period of not
more than 6 days in the administrative workweek of Sunday
through Saturday as the basic workweek.
c. Establish work schedules for part-time employees.
d. Make an exception, on an individual case basis, to the
established work schedules of full-time employees for
educational purposes or under other circumstances when
such exception is considered to be warranted.
e. To establish for pay purposes a regularly scheduled
administrative workweek other than Sunday through
f. Make assignments to tours of duty when shift or
rotational tours,are required.
Redelegations and Restrictions
2. The authrities delegated in paragraph 1. above may be
redelegated with further redelegation authorized.
Information and Restrictions
3. Requirements and instructions for exercising these
authorities are contained in 5 U.S.C. Chap& 61 and 5 CFR
4. This delegation supersedes the delegation of authority
contained in the Indian Health Manual Part 1, Chapter 5
Delegations of Authority, Exhibit l-5.2F-2, Establish
Workweeks and Work Schedules, dated September 12, 1986.
5. This delegation is effective upon date of Signature. In
addition, I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by my
subordinates, which, in effect, involved the exercise of the
authority, delegated herein prior to the effective date of
/Luana L. Reyes/
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